SPENCER, GERALD A. Cosmetology in the Negro: A Guide to its Problems.

(New York, NY): Self-published, 1944. First edition. Octavo. 127 pages. A scientific and medical approach to the hair and skin problems of African-Americans by Spencer a prominent African-American doctor. Possibly the first book to focus on skin diseases of African-American's and still commonly cited. Illustrated with line drawings and photographic plates. A very good copy in poor example of the scarce dust jacket, front panel detached by present and protected in mylar. This copy inscribed by the author on the title-page.


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